Sunday, 28 July 2013

Sunday 28 July 2013

Details/Pattern of Postal/Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) Phase-II Exam 2013 (Computer/Typing Test)
Now as Postal Department started publishing the List of Shortlisted Candidates for Paper-II based on the performance in Paper-I(Aptitude Test), its time now to understand the details of Paper-II (Computer Typing/Data Entry Test) & Practice it.

Results of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, North East, Odisha, West Bengal and Kerala Postal Circles already stands published in the official website.

Results of Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Bihar, Haryana, Himanchal Pradesh and Rajasthan Circles are expected soon.

Here is the list of number of candidates shortlisted from each Circle based on the results declared so far.

Name of Circle
No. of Shortlisted Candidates for Paper-II
Andhra Pradesh
2115
Gujarat
983
Karnataka
612
Maharashtra
1947
Tamil Nadu
1783
Assam
2114
Chhattisgarh
330
Jharkhand
640
Madhya Pradesh
1097
North East
153
Odisha
749
West Bengal
2023
Kerala
1000

Pattern of Paper-II (Computer / Typing Test):

The Typing Test shall be for a duration of 30 minutes (15 minutes each for Typewriting and data entry) consisting of one passage of 450 words in English or 375 words in Hindi to be typed with a minimum speed of 30/25 words per minute respectively & Data entry of some figures and letters each carrying equal marks on Computers.

The typing test and test of data entry operations will be conducted on Computer key board but not on type writer.

Note: The final merit shall be prepared on the basis of the aggregate marks obtained by the Applicants in the Aptitude Test (Paper I) only subject to their qualifying in Computer/Typing test ( Paper II). ie, there will be no marks for Typing/Data entry test. You have to just qualify the minimum criteria in Paper-2 and final merit list shall be prepared on the basis of marks of Paper-I only.


Saturday 27 July 2013

THE MESSAGE IS LOUD AND CLEAR
AWAKE, ARISE, UNITE

The 9th Federal Council of NFPE held at Hyderabad from 9th to 13th June 2013, gave a clarion call to the five lakhs Postal and RMS employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) to be ready for an indefinite strike, in case our demand for setting up of seventh Central Pay Commission (CPC) and merger of DA with pay is rejected by the Central Government. The conference in one voice also demanded the Government to withdraw the Contributory Pension Scheme and scrap the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Bill. It further decided that even if Pay Commission is appointed, if the Government refuse to include the revision of wages and service conditions of GDS in the term of reference of the CPC and grant the DA merger benefit to GDS, entire employees shall go on indefinite strike.

The Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers, the united fighting organisation of Central Government Employees, in its 24th National Conference held at Kolkata from 4th to 6th May 2013 has taken a historic decision to go on indefinite strike demanding constitution of seventh CPC, DA merger, scrapping of New Pension Scheme and the settlement of the 15 point charter of demands. The decision of the Confederation clearly reflected the aspiration and commitment of about 28 lakhs of Central Government Employees and about 40 lakh Central Government Pensioners. Unlike in the past, this time, the Confederation has rightly decided to project the GDS demands as one of the main demands and in the 12th December 2012 strike the GDS participated in the strike en-masse as per the call given by NFPE, even though the so-called recognized union of GDS has not even given strike notice.

Finally, as in the past, as a logical corollary, the Railway and Defence employees Federations have also decided to go for an indefinite strike raising the 7th CPC and DA merger demand. Due to conscious and persistent effort made by Confederation, especially its versatile and undisputed leader Com. S. K. Vyas Ji, a joint meeting of AIRF, AIDEF and Confederation was arranged on 29th July 2013 and Joint Council of Action (JCA) is formed, the JCA decided to organize various campaign programmes, culminating in indefinite strike. As a first step it is decided to submit a letter to the Government listing out the demands and also its time-bound settlement. The seven point charter of demands includes setting up of 7th CPC, DA merger, compassionate appointment, regularization of GDS and Casual Labourers, Scrapping of PFRDA Bill, removal of bonus emolument ceiling, functioning of JCM and implementation of arbitration awards. Even though in the past, the dominant leadership of the National Council JCM has taken a stand that as GDS do not come under JCM, their demand cannot be included, this time the Confederation and NFPE leadership could convince them and they agreed for inclusion of GDS demands also.


Thus a situation has emerged wherein the entire Central Government employees stands united and determined to realize just and genuine demands. The message is loud and clear. Now it is the duty and responsibility of each and every one of us to carry the message to the grass-root level workers and build up broadest unity among the rank and file. Once such a rock-like unity for struggle is achieved, no Government can reject our justified demands. Time is short. Let us awake, arise and unite.

U.S. and British postal workers fight privatization

Probation period of PA/SA

Directorate vide memo No. 60-3/2013-SPB-I dated 8/7/2013 has clarified that ├ís per revised Recruitment Rules for the post of Postal Assistant / Sorting Assitant notified on 3rd November 2011, the period of probation is the same i.e. two years but the provision of Examination for confirmation has been discontinued and clearance of probation period is to be decided by the Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC). It is also clarified that who have not yet cleared the confirmation test may not be subjected to confirmation examination but may be assessed for clearing their probation after taking into consideration their performance during the induction training, the special report /ACRs and any other relevant input. If they are not found up to the mark, their probation period may be extended as per the Government's instructions. In such cases, PAs/SAs shall be considered for clearance of probation period from a prospective date and not with retrospective effect. 

Friday, 26 July 2013

Saturday 27 July 2013

C. G. Employees and their dependents can avail treatment in a non empanelled Private hospitals in emergency conditions and get reimbursement

(G.I MH OM No. F. No. S. 14025/14/2012-MS, dated 11.06.2013)

Revision of rates for reimbursement of medical expenses incurred in emergency conditions under CS (MA) Rules, 1944

The undersigned is directed to state that the issue of revision of rates for reimbursement of medical expenses incurred on availing medical treatment in emergency conditions under CS (MA) Rules, 1944, when treatment is taken in a non-empanelled private hospital, has been under consideration of the Government for some time.

2. It has now been decided that, reimbursement of medical expenses incurred by a Central Government employee covered under CS(MA) Rules, 1944 on availing medical treatment for himself and his dependent family members in emergency conditions, would be allowed as per the prevailing non –NABH CGHS rates as applicable to a CGHS covered city and non-NABH rates applicable to the nearest CGHS covered city in case of non-CGHS city, as the case may be, or the actuals, whichever is less.

3. For the medical treatment in such cases where package rates are prescribed under CGHS, the non-NABH rates of the CGHS covered city and non-NABH rates of the nearest CGHS city (in case of non-CGHS covered city) or the actuals, whichever is less, will be applicable.

4. This OM supersedes all earlier orders issued from time to time under CS (MA) Rules, 1944 on this subject for allowing reimbursement of medical expenses in emergency conditions when treatment is taken in a non-empanelled private hospital.

5. This OM will come into effect from the date of issue.

6. This issue with the concurrence of the Integrated Finance Division vide their Dy. No. C-282, dated 22.05.2013.

Thursday, 25 July 2013


                                                   N. F. P. E

           ALL  INDIA POSTAL  EMPLOYEES’ UNION : GROUP ‘C’

                         ASSAM CIRCLE, GUWAHATI

 

 

President : Tiken Kalita                                                                      Circle Secretary:  L.P.Saikia

Postmaster,Gr-I, Rangia MDG                                                               Postmaster, Nagaon HO                               

Mobile No: 94355-12958                                                                       Mobile No   : 94351-80490            

                                                                                                                        84719-19569

No : P-111/Bi- Monthly Meeting                                                                    Dated the  25th July/2013

 

To

      The Director of Postal Services(HQ)

      O/O the Chief Postmaster General

      Assam Circle, Guwahati-781001

 

      Sub:- Agenda of Bi-monthly meeting

     

      Ref:-Your letter No. WLF/2-58/2003/Pt ll  dated 18.07.2013

 

Sir,

         The  agenda to be discussed  and the name of representatives  who will participate with me in the proposed bi-monthly  meeting  is given below.

 

        1. Sri Saifur Zaman, Asstt. Circle Secretary and SPM Gopinath Bordoloi S.O.

2.Ms  Mausumi Mazumder, Asstt Circle Secretary and PA, Divl Office,Dibrugarh

  

         The date of the bi- monthly meeting may kindly be communicated  and also necessary action may kindly be taken for relieve arrangement.

              

List of Items  to be discussed :

1.       Provision of armed home guard at all HPOs :

2.        

Twenty four hours armed home guard is urgently essential in all Head Post Offices for security reason. Armed home guards have been provided to a few HPOs  but the Head Post office like Kokrajhar HPO which is in sensitive area  is still without any security personnel.

Therefore  necessary action  to  provide  24 hours armed home guard  to all the left out HPOs including Kokrajhar may kndly be taken.

 

3.      Recognition  under CGHS of one  private nursing home in each Postal Division :

 

Medical facilities of  the state Govt. hospital situated  in each District Head quarter  except Guwahati  is poor and therefore  private nursing homes are preferred  more for better medical treatment.  Therefore  it is  an urgent need that a nursing home is recognized  under CGHS  in each Postal Division   Viz,  at Bongaigaon, Nalbari,Tezpur, Nagaon, Jorhat. North Lakhimpur, Tinsukia and Dibrugarh.

   

It is also mentionable that proposal for recognition of Private Nursing home under CGHS  at Nagaon and Tezpur have already been submitted  by the Divisional Heads.

 

          3    (a)Vertical extension of Nagaon  PO building and replacement of its  electrical

                       Wiring.        

                 (b) Repairing of Ist floor and staircase of Barpeta HPO building.

                 (c) Provision of cooling facility in the Ist floor of Kokrajhar HPO building.

 

The electrical wiring of Nagaon HPO building is so deplorable that probability   of short circuit can not be ruled out. Further the  building has gone congested and required vertical extension of the building .

 

Ist floor of Barpeta HPO building and the staircase is in dilapidated condition and not fit for working condition and therefore immediate repairing is warranted.

 

Due to low height of the Ist floor of Kokrajhar,Tezpur,Nagaon and Dibrugarh HPO building , staff have been facing intolerable heat  in the summer season. Therefore  cooling facility is urgently needed.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                      Yours faithfully

 

                                                                                               

                                                                                                                       ( L. P. Saikia )

                                                                                                                 Circle Secretary,Gr C

                                                                                                                 AIPEU, Assam Circle

               

 

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Wednesday 24 July 2013

DHARNA BY AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) ON 23.07.2013 INFRONT OF DAK BHAWAN – NEW DELHI

The third successive struggle program of AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) on 32 Charter of Demands, Dharna infront of Dak Bhawan, New Delhi has been staged successfully with the participation of General Secretaries of affiliated Unions of NFPE, NFPE office bearers and CHQ office bearers of GDS Union.

Dharna program was presided by Com.I.S.Dabas, General Secretary, P-IV (CHQ) and inaugurated by Com.Giriraj Singh, President, NFPE & General Secretary, R-III. Com.M.Krishnan, Secretary General, NFPE & General Secretary, Gr.C., Com.K.V.Sridharan, Leader, JCM (Staffside) & former General Secretary Gr.C., Com.K.Raghavendran, former Secretary General, NFPE, Com.S.Raghupathi, Asst. Secretary General, NFPE, Com.T.Satyanarayana, General Secretary, AIP AEA, Com.Appanraj, former General Secretary, AIPSBCOEA, Com.R.Sivannarayana, President, Gr.C (CHQ), Com.N.Subramanyan, Dy. General Secretary, Gr.C (CHQ), Com.Balwinder Singh, Financial Secretary, Gr.C (CHQ) and comrades of Delhi Circle were participated.

The GDS CHQ represented by Com.P.Pandurangarao, General Secretary, Com.R.Dhanraj, Dy. General Secretary, Com.V.Murukan, Financial Secretary, Com.Chandra N. Chaudhary, Orgg. General Secretary, Com.M.S.Sabu, Circle Secretary (Kerala), Com. Kumaran Nambiar, Fin. Secretary, Kerala, Com.Gunasekharan, President, Pudukottain Dn. (TN).

The program concluded with the vote of thanks paid by Com.R.Dhanraj, Dy. General Secretary, by extending revolutionary greetings and heartfelt thanks to the leaders of NFPE for their support and participation in the dharna and made it successful.



Tuesday 23 July 2013

RECONSTITUTION OF POSTAL SERVICES STAFF WELFARE BOARD FOR THE PERIOD FROM 01.04.2013 TO 31.03.2015 (Department of Posts Order dated 04th July -2013 placed below)

STANDING COMMITTEE OF VOLUNTARY AGENCIES (SCOVA) RECONSTITUTED CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS


Monday 22 July 2013

PROMOTION AND POSTING TO THE GRADE OF MEMBER, POSTAL SERVICES BOARD, INDIAN POSTAL SERVICE, GROUP’A’: MEMBER (HRD) (Click the link below for details)
PROMOTION AND POSTING TO THE GRADE OF MEMBER, POSTAL SERVICES BOARD, INDIAN POSTAL SERVICE, GROUP’A’: MEMBER (PLANNING)(Click the link below for details)

TOP 8 FINANCIAL PRODUCTS OFFERED BY INDIAN POST OFFICECLICK HERE FOR DETAILS/ SILICONINDIA NEWS

GOVERNMENT ALLOTS RS 1,300 CR TO POST BANK

NEW DELHI: The expenditure department has decided to sanction Rs 1,300 crore to the proposed Post Bank of India to meet its capital requirements even as the department of financial services (DFS) - the wing in the finance ministry that deals with state-run banks and their poliiies - chose to stay away from the issue.
The proposal's backing by the expenditure finance commission and its subsequent green light by finance minister P Chidambaram is seen as the official go-ahead by the finance ministry, ignoring the DFS's stance. The DFS position is seen as the first instance of the agency not backing the Post Bank's plan, which officers in the department have privately mocked at
"They think they can use the postal deposit model for their banking foray. Nothing in their plan seems to be clear. Banking isn't easy," said an officer, who did not wish to be identified. In fact, a strong Post Bank is seen to be the biggest challenge to existing public sector banks, including State Bank of India, which controls 70% of the banking business in the country. SBI, the largest lender, has a little less than 15,000 branches, while there are over 1.5 lakh post offices across the country.

Although Post Bank does not intend to open a bank branch in each post office, the plan is to use postmen to meet the financial inclusion goal. Secretary (posts) P Gopinath refused to speak to TOI despite several attempts.

According to the plan, Post Bank will have 50 branches in the first year, which will be increased to 150 by the fifth year. The branches will be located in select Head Post Offices in Tier-1-4 centres and select Sub-Post Offices in Tier-5-6 centres.

To meet RBI norms, the postal department proposes to set up a new entity - Post Bank of India - that will have an independent board and separate operations. Apart from independent directors, the board will have representatives from the finance ministry and the postal department. Separate recruitment has been planned to have specialist bankers.

While converting the entire postal network would have meant a capital requirement of over Rs 60,000 crore, by setting up a special entity, the fund requirement has been reduced. This, officers said, will also help create a more focused strategy.
Source : THE TIMES OF INDIA dated 22/07/2013


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Saturday 20 July 2013

NFPE WESTERN ZONE STUDY CAMPDATES CHANGED

The dates of the NFPE Western Zone Study Camp to be held at Pushkar (Rajasthan) on 22nd and 23rdAugust 2013 IS CHANGED TO 25TH& 26TH AUGUST 2013 (as JCM Departmental Council Standing Committee is scheduled to be held on 23rd) Delegates from all affiliated Unions of NFPE from Rajasthan, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir Circles shall attend the two days camp. Detailed circular showing number of delegates etc will be issued within two days. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN DATES.


(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General

NFPE